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19 Brands to Participate in Malakye’s Shmooz at Outdoor Retailer Friday

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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (January 20, 2015) – 16 companies are confirmed for the Shmooz,’s one-of-a-kind career fair and networking event this Friday, January 23, 2015. This unique event connects some of the outdoor industry’s top employers with talented job seekers of all different backgrounds and experience levels. Employers will be recruiting for positions in Design, Development, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Information Technology, and many other areas as well.

Keen, Bemis, Specialized, Chums, Black Diamond, Polartec, Petzl, Mountainsmith, Carhartt, The North Face, JanSport, Lucy, CamelBak, Sherpa Adventure Gear, One Source Apparel, Vail Resorts Retail, KLIM, and Coalition will gather at the Shmooz to recruit talent for their open positions.

Breanne Buzay, VP of Human Resources at Polartec, will be attending the Shmooz for the first time. When asked why now, Breanne stated, “Polartec is participating in the Shmooz this year because we are always looking for great people to help us make the impossible possible, and there is no better way to get the word out about opportunities within the outdoor industry. Everyone is at OR, and the Shmooz makes it easy!”

This FREE event will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown, and is scheduled from 11am to 3pm. Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with industry leading employers for current or future jobs, and also to network with other industry professionals in attendance.

Lena Laakso, HR Manager at Petzl and a long-time Shmooz participant, will be returning for the upcoming event. Always a huge supporter, Lena is back because, “The Shmooz event has been an effective way of meeting excellent candidates, and making sure they know how our job posting process works. A quick review of a resume followed by a few questions, and a recruiter has saved both parties a lot of time and effort to find out if there is a potential job match at our company even before a position is posted. Making sure qualified candidates hear of your opportunities and apply is more than half the battle of finding the right person, at the right time. Shmooz attendees have become excellent hires on several occasions.”

If you’re looking for your next opportunity in the outdoor industry, the Shmooz at Outdoor Retailer is a must-attend event. “The show floor is teeming with the most talented and knowledgeable people within our industry,” said Marisa Nicholson, VP and Outdoor Retailer Show Director. “The Shmooz provides a fantastic networking platform for those attendees looking to share their skills, and provides an avenue for the industry to cultivate and maintain the vast amount of experience within our community.”

Event Location Details
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown – Salon F
(Across the street from the Convention Center – click here for the exact location)
75 SW Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1590

interested in participating in the Shmooz at Outdoor Retailer should contact Kelly Bader ( for more details.

Job seekers interested in participating in the Shmooz at Outdoor Retailer, click here for free registration.

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About the Shmooz
The Shmooz is Malakye’s version of a job fair and professional networking event, and features leading employers from the lifestyle-driven industries. The Shmooz is well known for bringing together some of the most coveted brands in the industries to meet enthusiastic job seekers with both the skill sets and mentalities that would make them excellent candidates for positions within these unique organizations.

 For any questions or more information please contact: Katie Ferraro at